Hohenstein Lodge: Information from the owner
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For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
|No. of rooms||14|
Main description of Hohenstein Lodge
Hohenstein Lodge: Facilities
|Property facilities||Laundry Service (Available)|
|Room facilities||Disabled Rooms, Fan, Hair Dryer, Safe, Shower, Verandah, Detached Private Bathroom, Mosquito Nets, Wheelchair Friendly, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area, Tea / Coffee|
|Available services||Credit Card, Room Service|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Cycling, Cultural Tours, Hiking, Rhino Tracking, Rock Climbing|
Room types at Hohenstein Lodge
Standard Double / Twin Room
Spacious double room with a double/twin bed (please specify preference), bathroom en-suite. mosquito nets, fan, safe. shady terrace with private atmosphere and unique scenic view belonging to each room.
Activities at Hohenstein Lodge
A two-day adventure – from a comfortable lodge to a romantic night in the African Wilderness, offered exclusively to guests of the Hohenstein Lodge. After hiding its treasures for more than 10 years, the mythical Etemba opens its gates again, presenting the new Etemba Wilderness Camp.
Day 1 Hohenstein Lodge
You are welcomed with a refreshing drink, served on the panorama terrace of the lodge, situated at the foot of the highest mountain in the Erongo Mountain Range. Arrival at the Lodge not later than 2pm. Otherwise it could be too late for the afternoon activities.
Accompanied by an experienced guide, the afternoon excursion takes you to the “Boulder Forest”, characterised by spectacular rock formations and luscious vegetation. On the steep mountain slopes, semi-precious stones like Tourmalines, Aquamarines and Mountain Crystal are found. You are given a glimpse into the
work and life of the small miners, working on the slopes and hoping for the one big find.
On the decent you are treated to spectacular views, with the sun setting behind the majestic Spitzkoppe mountain. A twenty minute drive takes you back to the lodge, where a 3-course dinner awaits you.
Day 2 Etemba Wilderness Camp
After a scrumptious breakfast, the journey takes you to Etemba (in your own vehicle). The route takes you past the Erongo Mountain along one of the most scenic
routes in the country. From the gate of the Farm Anibib (situated along the D2315 approx. 45 km west of Omaruru) you drive through the area of the ‚Erongo Mountain Rhino Sanctuary Trust‘ to Etemba. In extraordinary situations, especially weather conditions, the car can be parked safely and your guide will pick you up here.
Etemba has hosted guests from Europe from as early as 1960. A spectacular landscape has evolved between the peaks of the Erongo Mountain Range and the riverbed
of the Omaruru. Situated at a historical gathering place of the bushmen, is the newly built Etemba Wilderness Camp. After a short rest with coffee and cake,
you will be taking a walk to the famous bushmen paintings, which have been declared a National Monument more than 50 years ago.
Tonight you will enjoy a traditional braai in the spectacular setting of the camp, amidst gigantic rock boulders.
Day 3 Etemba Wilderness Camp
Departure after breakfast.
Guided walk, overnight incl. dinner, bed and breakfast at Hohenstein Lodge, if required transfers between the parking area at Anibib and Etemba Wilderness Camp, light lunch, guided walk, overnight incl. dinner, bed and breakfast at Etemba Wilderness Camp.
Hiking Trails and Bird watching
• Hiking and climbing the giant granite
rocks in „Boulder Forest“
• Guided half-day hikes to the mineral
miners at the Hohenstein digging for
tourmalines, aquamarines and other
minerals on the steep slopes
• Hikes or walks on well-maintained trails
on the farm grounds, through dry river
beds and past ancient camel thorn
• Bird watching
Visit the Mineral Miners at Boulders Forest
Guided half-day hike to the mineral miners on the steep slopes of the
Hohenstein mountain, digging for
tourmalines, aquamarines and
Restaurants at Hohenstein Lodge
Restaurant and Reception area at Hohenstein Lodge
The main building houses the reception, a cozy lounge and the restaurant. Meals are served most of the year on the large terrace. A rich breakfast buffet awaits the guests in the morning. For dinner, the African evening is enchanting. The dishes are orientated to European taste and have an African influence. The evening ends at the fire place, where you can enjoy the illuminated waterhole. The main house, swimming pool and bungalows are connected by comfortable cobblestone paths.